By Tim Kowols
The Maple/Oregon Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay is set to close daily beginning January 15 for scheduled maintenance. Crews will replace various rusty and corroded shims under the deck while the bridge is closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the four-day work schedule. Mark Kantola from Wisconsin Department of Transportation says there is no danger driving on the bridge now but explains the role the shims play in its operation.
While the bridge will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic, the winter fleet heading to Bay Shipbuilding along with other marine traffic will still be allowed. The DOT recommends taking the Michigan Street Bridge or the Bayview Bridge to cross the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal while work is being done.